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    in the spot

    what's the meaning of: to be in the spot
    I listen to a song saying this expression
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    Re: in the spot

    Are you sure it was not "on the spot"?

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    Re: in the spot

    yes. i confirm that: the song says: ....."is in the spot"

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    Re: in the spot

    Well then, are you sure it wasn't "in a spot"?

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    Re: in the spot

    More context is called for.


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    Re: in the spot

    my question to native speakers:
    can one say "to be in the spot" meaning to be in a (tight) spot where we use definite article because the spot was mentioned in the song before so it is not "a spot" anymore? just wondering...Although I doubt it myself as this is a fixed expression...
    cheers

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    Re: in the spot

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    my question to native speakers:
    can one say "to be in the spot" meaning to be in a (tight) spot where we use definite article because the spot was mentioned in the song before so it is not "a spot" anymore? just wondering...Although I doubt it myself as this is a fixed expression...
    cheers
    In that case, I'd say "in that spot" realizing that it would be become a bit of a play on words because, as you say, it's a fixed expression.

    I'm really in a tight spot here!
    And how did you come to find yourself in that spot?

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    Re: in the spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In that case, I'd say "in that spot" realizing that it would be become a bit of a play on words because, as you say, it's a fixed expression.

    I'm really in a tight spot here!
    And how did you come to find yourself in that spot?
    let us get out of that spot!
    considering that songs usually are a bit of a play on words I feel we are getting out of that spot.

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    Re: in the spot

    so could anyone clarify this concept with other words?
    I 'm trying to explain with a more complete sentence "I'm in the spot, you like it or not"
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    Re: in the spot

    It is a really difficult one to be sure about, since without the full song, we don't know what the writer was thinking.

    However, here's another suggestion:

    I'm in the spot, = I am in the limelight, I am spotlit >> I am the focus of attention

    you like it or not = whether or not it suits you.

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